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Man, 37, arrested on suspicion of murder at Knockholt station

PUBLISHED: 16:23 08 November 2017

Knockholt Station

Knockholt Station

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Police are continuing to appeal for information into the death

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a death at Knockholt station on Sunday.

The man, from the local area, attended a police station on Wednesday before being arrested.

Officers were called to the station at 00.05am on Monday following reports from a train driver that a body had been seen on the tracks near to the station.

The train service which reported seeing the body was the 11.40pm Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross service.

Initial scene examination indicated that the incident was not suspicious, however further enquiries have brought new information to light and detectives launched a murder investigation earlier this week.

Officers believe that shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday, the victim was chased into the station by another man.

The victim was then chased onto the tracks. A short while later, the other man walked back onto the platform and exited the station.

Police are continuing their appeal for information as enquiries into the death continue.

Senior investigating officer DCI Paul Langley, said: “Understandably this is an incredibly upsetting incident for this man’s family and we have specialist family liaison officers offering them support.

“Whilst formal identification is yet to take place, we believe this man to be a 24-year-old from the Croydon area of London.

“A post mortem examination will take place in the coming days, from this we hope to understand exactly how this man died.

“In the meantime, we are trawling through all available CCTV and looking to speak with any witnesses or local residents who saw or heard anything.

“Knockholt station is in a rural location and I know that very few people are likely to have been in the area at the time when both the victim and suspect went onto the tracks.

“However, if you were in the area at the time and saw a man chasing another, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with any information can get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 3 of 06/11/2017.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Trains were diverted away from the station throughout Tuesday while the investigation took place.

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